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Birds - Robin Page 13

Image Taken on 16 Jan 2016 at 12:31    Image of day on 19 Feb 2016

An image of the robin shows a reflection in his eye of the world behind the camera.

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Image Taken on 10 Feb 2007 at 11:43    Image of day on 17 Feb 2007

Only about 4 Hours after yesterdays portrait the snow thaw has turned into a minor flood as the ground beneath is still frozen and the water can only run over the surface. Unfortunately we didn't realise in the summer that this site is in the preferred run-off.

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Image Taken on 10 Dec 2006 at 07:11    Image of day on 19 Dec 2006

Robin posing for the 2007 Christmas card?

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Image Taken on 16 Apr 2008 at 06:33    Image of day on 28 Apr 2008

Birds are just so agile in the air. There is the head of another Dunnock at the right edge of the original frame, so maybe this is the male showing off. You can see the log is in one of its 'rook-adjusted' positions

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Image Taken on 04 May 2010 at 10:46    Image of day on 11 Jun 2010

And the sleek version.

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Image Taken on 08 Jan 2017 at 12:30    Image of day on 16 Feb 2017

Robin decorating the hedge in some fitful sunshine.

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Image Taken on 12 Feb 2010 at 14:00    Image of day on 12 Mar 2010

We have dozens of robins each defending a territory. At the territorial boundery one bird becomes hesitant and another arrived. This one was perched on the top of a little post that holds our house name board.

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Image Taken on 06 Jan 2009 at 12:50    Image of day on 27 Jan 2009

The surface of frozen ponds have attracted a pair of Foxes, pheasants, and many small birds including this robin.

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Image Taken on 28 Feb 2018 at 09:12    Image of day on 04 Apr 2018

Robins seem to 'light up' the hedges with their red and white breasts.

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Image Taken on 01 Feb 2017 at 13:01    Image of day on 10 Mar 2017

Is it the Robin unusually 'lighting up' the hedges this year, or is it our perception of them? This little guy was over our access concrete track, obviously excited by the prospect of a hand-out from 'bottomless' corn pocket.

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Image of day on 17 Jan 2006

Robin using the small log as a lookout post. We get this sort of pose 5 or 10 times a day, but this is a particularly nice one.

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Image Taken on 28 Jun 2013 at 15:03    Image of day on 11 Aug 2013

Robins are breeding all over the plot - we haven't looked for the nests but see all the activity we expect.
Any volunteers to be a little green grub - the favourite pick by the parents to feed to the nestlings.

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Image Taken on 14 Aug 2016 at 19:32    Image of day on 05 Oct 2016

Seeing this image made us realise that you rarely see a Robin's tail nicely spread like this.

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Image Taken on 05 Feb 2008 at 13:00    Image of day on 08 Mar 2008

The classic robin on the classic old tree stump.

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Image Taken on 04 Sep 2017 at 16:33    Image of day on 20 Oct 2017

Robins have done well this year. This little guy was watching us watching him from a rose bush.

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Image Taken on 04 Sep 2017 at 16:33    Image of day on 20 Oct 2017

Robins have done well this year. This little guy was watching us watching him from a rose bush.
Note the delicate grass stem gently pushing into his breast feathers.

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Image of day on 02 Jan 2006

We are delightfully 'infested' with robins. Looks like this one was auditioning for next year Xmas card.

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Image Taken on 19 Dec 2010 at 11:44    Image of day on 16 Feb 2011

The classic robin in snow image beloved by Christmas card designers - but for real.

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Image Taken on 01 Feb 2016 at 08:44    Image of day on 06 Mar 2016

Everywhere we go there is a Robin waiting expectantly for some corn. This bird, with no human present, is bending his ankles ready for launch.
If you don't believe that's the 'ankle' at the left bend of the leg, the 'knee' is hidden under the feathers. See

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Image Taken on 12 May 2012 at 18:01    Image of day on 16 Jun 2012

Robins everywhere, mostly as pristine as this one, but a few looking very much the losers of the many fights they engage in.

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